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Horizon Scanning Report: Identification of Urinary Tract Infection Technologies 

Post Type: Report
Year: 2021

There is a globally recognised need for point-of-care testing and rapid identification of UTIs. Current ‘gold standard’ urine culture diagnostics take hours to yield results, and there remains an unmet need for accurate diagnostics within the elderly population, where UTIs are common and diagnosis is particularly complex. Moreover, evidence raises concerns about the certainty of current diagnostic methods, variations in practice, and their contributions to inappropriate antibiotic prescription. We report on over 100 UTI technologies identified as part of a horizon scan for MedTech technologies deemed to diagnose, monitor, screen, or prevent UTIs. Such technologies included medical devices, diagnostics, digital tools, or a combination thereof.